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JB from New Zealand's Wine Directory tells all

Introducing our latest vintage releases, carefully crafted from our very own Vineyard. JB, an experienced wine reviewer, had the pleasure of tasting and reviewing these new offerings and we couldn't wait to share his notes with you. Each bottle tells a unique story of our vineyard's dedication to quality and tradition. Here's what JB had to say...

French Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2023, Banks Peninsula North Canterbury NZ

Clear light straw in colour with pale green / gold hues. Fresh aromatic nose with lush tropical, passion-fruit & bright lemon / lime aromas. Crisp juicy palate with a zesty acid backbone, slight mineral texture, nicely weighted, crunchy green apple, lime citrus & ripe tropical fruit flavours end in a long, intense & dry finish. Delish!


Mid straw – gold in color, light oily viscosity -Fragrant, floral nose with aromas of honeysuckle baked pears & warming spices. Medium bodied wine, with flavours of red apples, juicy pears, baking spice on the palate – lively, slightly tart acidity & subtle gritty ‘pear skin’ wet-stone textures. Long unctuous but bone dry finish.


Shiny medium gold in colour, medium bodied, nice legs / tears too. In the nose, ripe stone-fruit, nectarine, pineapple & a hint of vanilla. A fruit forward palate reflecting the nose with a lovely acid drive, slightly creamy supporting bright stone-fruit, tropical fruit & grapefruit citrus flavours. Nicely textured & balanced, juicy dry finish. Still young – needs time.

RRP: $50.00

Soft salmon pink in colour, copper hues. Floral noes with immediate notes of strawberries & cream, red berries / red currants and a hint of spice. The palate follows with red berry, cherry, pear & apple flavours. Has a lovely refreshing acidity & fine grippy textures finishing dry. Lightly chill, sip & just enjoy.


Quite transparent light cherry-red in colour, lighter bodied. Fragrant aromas of red summer berries, cherry, subtle spice & a slight herb note in the nose. A fresh lively palate, lots of berries & plum fruit, fine acid / tannin / oak influence and a hint of savoury / earth. Light, bright fruit-driven pinot. Long dry finish.


Semi transparent dark cherry red in colour, medium bodied. Intense black & red berry fruit aromas in the nose, warm baking spice and savoury earth notes. Concentrated mouth-filling palate, dark fruit, damson plum, cherry, spice, lovely velvety tannins & racy acidity all adding texture & character, a little peppery note on the finish.


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